TQ0774 : Twin Rivers seen from Scylla Road

taken 3 years ago, near to East Bedfont, Hounslow, Great Britain

Twin Rivers seen from Scylla Road
Twin Rivers seen from Scylla Road
On the left is the Longford River and to the right, slightly hidden, is The Duke of Northumberland's River. To the south of Heathrow Airport and its Southern Perimeter Road, the two waterways run parallel and it is possible to follow a track between them. Here they are known as the Twin Rivers.

Charles I ordered the construction of the totally artificial watercourse known as the Longford River to carry water from the River Colne to the water features in Bushy Park and then on to the Long Water in Home Park at Hampton Court. The Longford River opened in 1638.

This western section of the Duke of Northumberland's River was constructed during the reign of King Henry VIIIth. It takes water from the River Colne and was designed to supplement the flow to existing mills.

The Southern Perimeter Road is above the bank to the right and Stanwell Road is beyond the trees to the left. The lamp posts of both roads can be seen.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 11 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0781 7407 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.3213N 0:26.9842W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0788 7410
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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